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What a result - Claires Court Schools went to enjoy a Festival of Sport organised to celebrate the Olympics 2012 in London and came home with over 100 medals. 55 pupils together with staff from the three sites travelled to Nottingham for the week-end participating in a vast range of sports, in some of which they had little or no experience. They enjoyed a full and exhausting week-end and were wowed with their achievements.
Gold Medal Winners – B Hays – Javelin, T Lindley – 800m, R Welton – 1200m, U15 Relay Team: R Welton, C Gates, J Balogun and B Gordon.
Silver Medal Winners – T Ballinger – 200m, J Jenkins – Long Jump, U13 Relay Team: T Ballinger, J Jenkins, B Hays and M Reeves, U13 Football Team: T Ballinger, J Jenkins, O Agnew, B Hays, S Mudie, R Kidd, T Lindley, M Reeves, T Wallis and T Stalker.
Bronze Medal Winner – J Balogun – 200m.
Mr Boorman and Mr Harris would like to congratulate all the boys’ who attended with a special thank you to those who stepped in at the last minute!
Kieran Grey in Year 7 achieved an extraordinary feat when playing for Maidenhead & Bray Cricket Club last week. Playing for the U13 Colts he took a wicket with every ball of the first over in the Julian Cup against Taplow. The first three balls were all clean bowls, the fourth and fifth were both straight bowling at the batsmen and the sixth ball was actually hit but straight to cover where the catch was held. A double hat trick in one amazing over!
Todd Lindley also in Year 7 (obviously a year to watch!), scored an incredible 96 not out playing for the Claires Court U12A team at Halliford School. Todd hit a six to win the match for Claires Court by 8 wickets with one over to go. He hit 6 sixes and 10 fours!
Thomas Buckle (another Year 7 cricketer - is there no end to them?) helped by Kieran Gray, supported the Maidenhead & Bray Cricket Club to win the Berkshire U13 County Cup last Sunday. The finals day at Boyne Hill Cricket Club saw their team beat Pangbourne & Whitchurch in the semi final by 23 runs and in a close final they beat Kidmore End by just 3 runs.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for our School body to see this event and all our pupils with the exception of Nursery will be part of the celebration. For those who live near Maidenhead bridge, our rowers will be lining the bridge with their blades and this should be a spectacular sight with the torch running across the bridge.
Years 7 & 8 will be viewing the Torch from Bridge Gardens and Maidenhead Bridge. Year 9 will be on outdoor pursuits. Year 10 who will be doing Careers & Community week, will be out and about in Maidenhead at this time and we will ensure they are best placed to view this event.
The revival of the Boulters to Bray Swim on Saturday, the brainchild of Head of Rowing Tom Jost, was a great success. Not only did Mrs Burdett compete alongside Tom and 120 other competitors, a number of staff and Sixth Form students also volunteered their time to assist with the event either as first aiders, lifeguards or marshals. Miss Lunney would like to thank the following for all their help: Mr Rayer, Mr Bevis, Dr and Mr Meek, Miss Parker, Miss Drennan, Mrs Selzer, Mrs and Mr Whetton, Mrs Ellis, Mr Crawley, Josh Harris, Elliot Stokes, Rory Kempson, Simon Morin, Jenny Moores, Ben Ratcliff and Harry Janes. Results and photos are up on the website: www.maidenheadswim.co.uk as well as on our own website.
A full write up about this week's productions will be in next week's Bulletin.
Sixth Form contact number 01628 411489.
Claires Court Dining Room - Pupils may go blazerless if they wish - so that if you are wishing to sell your son's blazer, there is time to get it dry cleaned beforehand. Please bring in to school any uniform or sports kit that you wish to sell, clearly labelled by today or Saturday morning.
We are searching for a blazer belonging to Connor Underwood, Year 10 - has anyone picked this up by accident? Please do return to the office if found.
We still have 2 ipods at the office that were handed in some weeks ago - no owners have yet come forward. Please do come and look if you think one of them nay be yours. If they are not claimed by the end of term they will be handed in to the local Police Station.
Due to School activities week commencing 9 July with very few boys on site there may be changes to the menu without notice, but there will still be hot, cold and vegetarian choices.
The recently taken school photos are now available online and you are able to view and order your photographs by following the instructions below Go to - www.tempest-groups.co.uk
Enter the name of your event into the search box – Claires Court Schools
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A print of the photo is available to view at School if you wish to see the ‘real’ thing!
As the School has registered with the Olympic set up, we have received 6 tickets with the relevant travel passes. These tickets will be given to whoever makes the best donation to the Sports Tours Club Fund. You can offer a donation for all 6 tickets or for a lower number. The tickets are for Wembley on July 31 where Britain play Brazil in the final game of their group stage for Women's Football.
Sorry but this trip has sold out. We are holding a waiting list.
If you think you have missed the opportunity of joining our Ski Trip next April, there may still be a chance of a place. If you would like to join the trip, ask your School Office to check whether there is a place available. Mrs Gaselee in the College Office will be able to check for them. There should still be places waiting for you!
Highlights of Holiday Club events and activities along with the Xtra programme and booking form can be found online at www.clairescourt.com/holidayclub over the weekend. Don’t forget to tick the ‘Club’ box on the booking form to ensure your child gets a place on the fantastic Xtra activities.
Our discounted booking rate ends today, and so does the chance to book a hot lunch.
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